“I couldn’t pass up the experience that I received… to combine my Financial and IT knowledge in a working environment.”

Ryan Armbruster
Name: Ryan
Hometown: Ashland, OH
Alumni of: Ohio University (2008)
Degree: Bachelors in Finance and Management Information Systems
Internship at Cardinal Health: Financial Systems Program Intern (2007)
Current title: Project lead, Program Management Office


Why did you choose Cardinal Health for your internship?
I couldn’t pass up the experience that I received on a $90m program (Financial Systems Program) and be able to combine my Financial and IT knowledge in a working environment. 

What has been most rewarding about your Cardinal Health experience?
The opportunities that exist if you’re willing to put forth the extra effort and prove yourself every day. 

What is your current role and responsibilities?
I am the project manager for two work streams in the Medical Business Transformation project which are called “Source to Settle” and “Finance”. Each team consists of approx. 15 core members on each team and my job is to enable them to be successful by making their deadlines, managing the resources to make sure they are not overloaded, as well as making sure they stay on budget. 

What skill do you think was most important in helping you during your internship?
Confidence. In a company the size of Cardinal Health, you have to be willing to be confident in your skill set. Try taking a leadership role even if you are unfamiliar with it.

What is your best internship memory?
Co-creating a presentation with a fellow intern and then getting to present to the CIO and her direct reports as an intern. 

What is your #1 suggestion to current students looking for an internship?
Make sure you really understand the position you’re interviewing for and make sure it’s right for you.